The expected end by the organizers of the China Open fulfilled. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will meet for the second time this year and forty second time in history. The Spaniard beat one of its most complex rivals the season, the Italian Fabio Fognini in straight sets.

“Nole “ended quickly with the illusion of Alicante David Ferrer coming from a roll from Kuala Lumpur but certainly found the best player in the world today and gave winning just five games. Serbia seeks win for the sixth time in seven years the Chinese tournament. It will be the second time these players define the title here and the first time after Roland Garros.

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First would be Rafa who get the ticket for the final, the first on hard court since Miami last year. The Spaniard measured forces with Fognini, the same that caused a setback in New York and who had lost three of four games this year (Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, ​​US Open) although he won the final in Hamburg. The start was not the best match for either. Many errors and two break per side, yet Rafa was less erratic than the Italian and captured a third time your service to ensure the set 7-5.

Fognini good shots interspersed with mistakes of an inexperienced so Rafa felt more comfortable in the second half to get the game. Then came the ‘break in the fifth game and thus the former world number one was devoted to control their to maintain distance services.

Upon closing the match Rafael Nadal had passed through hardships because he spares a breakpoint but this time unlike other occasions, without playing a superlative level could get away in 1 hour 47 minutes.

Later Djokovic and ‘ Ferru ‘measured forces. It was the twenty-first time they did it with unquestionable advantage for the Balkan 15-5. This year the leader of the ATP closed duels won in Miami and Rome. Today was not a party similar to those. Djokovic hit the gas from the beginning and although David managed to steal a service for manga (the first to lose Belgrade in the week) would be insufficient because he lost himself six times.

“I expect a battle with him. He is the player who’s ever played in my life. There are no secrets. I know you will give our best to win the title and I also. We know how to play these big games. I’m sure we will go and play some good tennis for attendees. The best player will win. “

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The expected end by the organizers of the China Open fulfilled. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will meet for the second time this year and forty second time in history. The Spaniard beat one of its most complex rivals the season, the Italian Fabio Fognini in straight sets. 'Nole 'ended...